JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
くだ
Grade: 1

EtymologyEdit

Imperative (命令形) form of 下さる (くださる, kudasaru, give), the honorific form of 呉れる (くれる, kureru)

VerbEdit

(くだ)さい (kudasai)

  1. please give me
    それを(くだ)さい
    Sore o kudasai.
    Please give me that.
  2. (polite, imperative) please do something for me; expressing a request
    現地(げんち)()いたら電話(でんわ)して(くだ)さい
    genchi ni tsuitara denwa shite kudasai.
    Please call me when you get there.
    ゆっくり(はな)して(くだ)さい
    yukkuri hanashite kudasai.
    Please speak slowly.

Usage notesEdit

  • The imperative sense is either attached to the て-form (te-form) of a verb, or a noun prefixed with お (o-) or ご (go-).
  • This term is usually spelled in hiragana.

SynonymsEdit